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How to use windows 8 on a brand new system

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September 30, 2012 8:42:53 PM

im building a gaming pc soon and i dont have any copies of windows cause i have macs, and i could get my gaming pc quicker if i didnt have to buy an os, so how can i install windows 8 as the first boot os?

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a b * Windows 8
September 30, 2012 8:49:01 PM

Buy Windows 8, and install it.
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September 30, 2012 8:50:04 PM

how much is it? cant i use the beta
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a b * Windows 8
September 30, 2012 9:14:17 PM

You can use the beta, but it will expire.
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September 30, 2012 9:33:29 PM

Windows 7 has a 30 day trial period. Gives you a little time to save up to buy the license.
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a b * Windows 8
September 30, 2012 9:34:55 PM

You can't buy windows 8 because it's not out yet. You can install the beta like any other windows, either put it on a bootable external device (ei flash drive) or a cd. When it is released, it will ask to upgrade/buy the release version, the same way windows 7 beta was handled.
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September 30, 2012 10:54:56 PM

so if i download the beta when windows 8 actually comes out will i get it for free? can i download windows 8 beta and put it on a disk on a mac
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a b * Windows 8
September 30, 2012 11:01:53 PM

computernoob29 said:
so if i download the beta when windows 8 actually comes out will i get it for free? can i download windows 8 beta and put it on a disk on a mac

You can't get Winsows 8 for free. You have to but it. You can use the Beta, but just understand that it is not a complete OS(it's a testing version), and you may find an issue that won't be supported.
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September 30, 2012 11:07:11 PM

the only legitimate way of getting windows for "Free" is if you are in a college/university with a Dreamspark/MSDNAA program as a computer science student. other than that, there isn't a free version of windows, and you would have to use something like Linux until you can pay for a windows license.
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September 30, 2012 11:21:49 PM

Once you have installed Windows 8 (you can install Windows 8 Enterprise final for free for 90 days now ) to make it useable you must install ClassicShell or similar program to get the start menu back so that you can forget Metro.
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